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Sunday, May 29, 2016
Serving students for 50 years with focused passion and fearless vision.
Greetings from the Palmetto State. We had a wonderful time celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. We started out the year with a Transitional Board Meeting in Newberry last July. After a time of transitioning activities between the 2014-15 and 2015-16 boards, we resurrected a mini version of the SCASFAA Olympics as a team-building experience.
Some highlights of our year:
· President Elizabeth Milam attended and presented at KASFAA as part of the SASFAA State Presidents’ Exchange.
· Our first Financial Awareness Symposium was held at Columbia College on December 14, 2015.
· The New Aid Officers’ Workshop was conducted at Newberry College on January 21, 2016.
· We submitted the SCASFAA history and assorted memorabilia for the NASFAA 50th Anniversary time capsule.
· NASFAA accepted two of our Student Success Stories for inclusion in the National Conference Student Success Luncheon (Dr. Tabatha McAllister, University of South Carolina’s Palmetto College) and NASFAA’s Student Success publication (Samantha Kite, Coastal Carolina University).
· Approximately 75 SCASFAA members attended the SASFAA Annual Conference in Greensboro, NC.
· College Goal SC was held at numerous locations across the state on February 20-27, 2016.
· President-Elect Kevin Perry attended the NASFAA Leadership & Legislative Expo and participated in Hill visits in Washington, DC.
· The Intermediate Aid Officers Workshop, featuring a NASFAA U Credential in Verification, was held at Southern Wesleyan University on March 16, 2016.
· The Leadership Symposium, focusing on customer service and self-care practices, was held as a pre-conference event on April 3, 2016.
· Legislative Issues Chair Joey Derrick and committee member Brandon Lindsay attended the SASFAA Legislative Symposium and participated in Hill visits in Washington, SC.
The year culminated with our Annual Conference and 50th Anniversary Celebration at Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach on April 3-6, 2016. SASFAA President Amy Berrier and MASFAA President Nicole Patrick were our special guests. We were honored to have 25 of our 49 presidents in attendance. We brought back many fun activities from the past such as the SCASFAA Olympics (nothing creates a bond like being blindfolded and tied to a colleague) and the Miss SCASFAA Pageant. Conference Chair Katie Harrison and her committee did a remarkable job putting together a conference with meaningful sessions, engaging activities, and historical remembrances. The conference touched the hearts of retired lifetime members and past-presidents, energized current members, and inspired those new to the profession.
The following retirees were recognized at the annual conference:
Josephine Brown Trident Technical College 15 years
Candace Hall Medical University of South Carolina 17 years
Sherry Hall Aiken Technical College 33 years
The following members were presented Quarter Century pins, recognizing 25 years of service:
Angela Fowler Converse College
Hank Fuller The Citadel
Bobby Holcombe University of South Carolina-Union
Michael Jordan North Greenville University
Terri Williams University of South Carolina-Upstate
Sandra Gibson Morris College (37 years of service)
The following members were recipients of SCASFAA awards:
Emerging Leader Award Kyle Phillips Clemson University
SCASFAA Achiever Award Katie Harrison SC Tuition Grants Commission
Fearless Nine Service to SCASFAA Award Tabatha McAllister University of South Carolina’s Palmetto College
Our conference’s charity fundraising was held in memory of DePayne Middleton Doctor, one of the “Emmanuel Nine,” victims of the tragic shooting in Charleston last June. DePayne was a graduate and employee of three SCASFAA-affiliated institutions, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College and her Master’s from Southern Wesleyan University. She worked at the Medical University of South Carolina and most recently at Southern Wesleyan University. SCASFAA was proud to raise $2,500 for a scholarship for DePayne’s daughter who is attending Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC.
Below are a few photos from our year so far.
Transitional Board Meeting, July 2015 – (back) Nikki Miller, Cindy Peachey, Leah Suttles, April Baur, Carolyn Sparks, Jennifer Williams, Kevin Delp, Kisha Dawkins, Deborah Williams, Melanie Gillespie, DJ Wetzel, Jenny Beakley Hammett, Donna Quick, Casey Wallen, (front) Kevin Perry, Elizabeth Milam, Ken Cole, Katie Harrison
SCASFAA celebrated our 50th Anniversary at the Annual Conference in April 2016
25 out of 49 SCASFAA presidents attended the 50th Anniversary Celebration – (back) Ken Player 1991-92, Ken Cole 2014-15, Bob Godfrey 1992-93, Allison Sullivan 2011-12, Ellen Green 1990-91, Nancy Garmroth 2005-06, Betty Whalen 2004-05, Earl Mayo 1999-2000, Keith Reeves 2003-04, Jeff Holliday 2010-11, (front) Jennifer (Jones-Gaddy) Bomar 1983-84, Jackie Bell 1996-97, Fred Hardin 1995-96, Sarah Dowd 2012-13, Mike Fox 2000-01, Elizabeth Milam 2015-16, Katie Harrison 2013-14, Tabatha McAllister 2007-08, Cheryl Hughes 1998-99, Hank Fuller 2009-10. Present but not pictured: Marvin Carmichael 1881-82, Jeff Dennis 2008-09, Anita Kaminer Elliott 2002-03, Sylvia Hudson 1974-75, Kim Jenerette 2006-07
Jeff Dennis defended his 2005 crown to win the Miss SCASFAA Pageant again in 2016.
SCASFAA wishes you a great remainder of 2015-2016.
President, South Carolina Assn. of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Monday, May 16, 2016
· This week, both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate are in session for legislative business. However, neither chamber is expected to consider student financial aid-related legislation.
· Today at 10:00 a.m., Education Secretary John King, Jr. and Under Secretary Ted Mitchell participate in a roundtable discussion on expanding dual enrollment programs for high school students at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, MD. The event will be moderated by Dr. Bradley Gottfried, President, College of Southern Maryland, and include the following participants: David Robinson, Professor, College of Southern Maryland; Brian Hammond, Admissions Director, College of Southern Maryland; Taylor Mutchler, Senior, Huntingtown High School and Student, College of Southern Maryland; Hassan Yousaf, Student, College of Southern Maryland; Tierra Harris, Student, College of Southern Maryland; Molly Gearhart, Supervisor of Student Services, Calvert County Public Schools; Alicia Jones, Supervising School Counselor, Charles County Public Schools; and Jeffrey Maher, Chief Academic Officer, St. Mary’s County Public Schools.
· On Tuesday and Wednesday, all day, The Atlantic convenes its second annual Education Summit where educators, policymakers, parents, and students will discuss what makes for quality early childhood education programs, how technology is changing the classroom, and the purpose and future of higher education. Speakers include: The Honorable Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chair, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; Chester Finn, President Emeritus, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; Marisa Allison, Research Fellow, New Faculty Majority; Ross Andersen, Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Amanda Bennett, Recent Graduate, University of Alabama; Clare Berke, English Teacher, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School; Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President, U.S. Social Impact Sesame Workshop; Dana Bolger, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Know Your IX; and Ron Brownstein, Senior Editor, Atlantic Media.
· On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the House Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing entitled, “Helping Students Succeed by Strengthening the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.” Witnesses will be announced at a later date. To watch the hearing live, visit the Committee’s website.
· On Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., the Aspen Institute holds a discussion titled, “Celebrating Skills for America’s Future,” which focuses on how businesses can successfully partner with community colleges to meet their workforce needs and help working people connect to economic opportunities. Speakers include: The Honorable Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce; Nick Pinchuk, Chief Executive Officer, Snap-On; Eva Sage-Gavin, Principal, Sage-Gavin Associates; Ellen Alberding, President, Joyce Foundation; Walter Isaacson, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Aspen Institute; Maureen Conway, Vice President for Policy Programs, The Aspen Institute and Executive Director, Economic Opportunities Program; and Marie Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, Skills for Chicagoland’s Future.
· On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, all-day,the Association of American Colleges and Universities and U.S. News and World Report host the fifth annual National Leadership Conference on STEM Solutions, which brings together interested parties to share their strategies and ideas in advancing the future. Speakers include: David Coleman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The College Board; Dr. Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University; Marc Morial, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League; Timothy Lawrence, Executive Director, SkillsUSA; and Dr. Russell Shilling, Executive Director – STEM, U.S. Department of Education.
· On Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee holds a hearing titled, “The Telephone Consumer Protection Act at 25: Effects on Consumers and Business.” The hearing will examine the TCPA and the FCC’s application of the law to new technologies and practices popularized since adoption of the Act. Witnesses include: Becca Wahlquist, Partner, Snell and Wilmer, testifying on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Institute of Legal Reform; Monica Desai, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Rich Lovich, Partner, Law Offices of Stephenson, Acquisto, & Colman, testifying on behalf of the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management;Margot Saunders, Of Counsel, National Consumer Law Center; and The Honorable Greg Zoeller, Attorney General, State of Indiana.
· On Thursday and Friday, all-day, the International Institute for Business Information and Growth holds its Education Finance and Loan Symposium, which attracts key players in the education finance/student loan industry. During the event, attendees will hear from experts on the following topics: State of the Education Finance and Lending Industry in 2016/17; Life Cycle of Student Loans – Part I: Current Loan Origination Opportunities; Life Cycle of Student Loans – Part II: Servicing Private Loans; Life Cycle of Student Loans – Part III: Collections and Risk Management; FFELP Auction Rate Securities Litigation: An Update; College and University Student Financial Aid Roundtable; Student Loan Portfolios: Valuation and Securitization Trends; Cloud-Based Lending: How Disruptive Technologies and New Players are Changing the Student Loan Markets; and Legal and Regulatory Roundtable.